CITV5, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, the Logan County Health
Department and the Lincoln Park District have joined together to
sponsor the yearlong "Staying Alive" wellness challenge for teams of
local residents or employees.
Teams consist of four to six
individuals who live together, work together or just enjoy spending
time with each other.
"Each team member should go into the Staying Alive challenge with
a particular health goal in mind, like lowering their BMI (body mass
index), lowering cholesterol or blood pressure, or losing weight,"
says Stephanie Winter, fitness coordinator at the Lincoln Park
Individual team members earn points for completing daily, weekly
and monthly tasks. Daily tasks include wearing a seat belt and
eating five fruits or vegetables daily. Sleeping seven-eight hours
per night is an example of a weekly task. One of January's 25-point
monthly tasks is to complete a fitness assessment at Lincoln Park
Interested teams can pick up a registration and points packets at
the Lincoln Park District, Logan County Health Department or Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Completed registration packets and a $20
entry fee are accepted only at the Lincoln Park District. Interested
individuals without a team may join for $10.
Teams may also register at the Staying Alive kickoff party at 5
p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Lincoln Park District Rec Center.
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